Author: Michelle Humphrey

Rise to Remain Invade U.S.

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London-based metal band Rise to Remain, formed in 2006.  The band started with the name of Halide and changed their name to Rise to Remain in 2008.  They are currently touring the United States for the first time ever as part of the Vans Warped Tour getting back with an ex> per What Is The… Read more »


Hellbound Vampires

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Los Angeles based band Vampires Everywhere was formed in 2009.  The band’s first EP, Lost In The Shadows, was released in 2010 and gained the band a following.  The first single off the EP, Immortal Love, became very popular and the video was shown in heavy rotation on MTV2 and Fuse.  Their debut album, Kiss… Read more »


Guitar Virtuoso Michael Angelo Batio – Hands Without Shadows

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Guitar legend and virtuoso, Michael Angelo Batio, is one of the originators and pioneers of the “Shred Guitar” genre.  He has traveled to over 52 countries performing for music enthusiasts all over the world.  He invented the Double-Guitar and is credited with being the first person to play both left and right-handed at the same… Read more »


Brendon Small is Metalocalypse

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The extremely multi-talented Brendon Small is a writer, producer, actor, voice over actor, comedian, composer and musician who is best known as the co-creator of the popular Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse, and the virtual death metal band, Dethklok.  He has a new side project called Brendon Small’s Galaktikon, and the self-titled debut album was… Read more »


Miss May I – Bearing “Heart” And Soul

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Metal band Miss May I formed in Ohio in 2006.  Shortly after the band was formed, they caught the attention of Chris Rubey, who plays lead guitar in the popular metal band, The Devil Wears Prada.  Rubey wanted to manage the band, which he did in the very beginning.  Rubey started promoting Miss May I… Read more »


Dig in Deep to Tyketto’s first album in 18 years

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Hailing from the East Coast, Tyketto was signed to Geffen Records in 1990 and subsequently, released their debut album Don’t Come Easy.  Classic hits from Tyketto include Forever Young, Walk on Fire, Wings and Sail Away.  The rockers have recently released their first album in over eighteen years with all four original members.  The new album, Dig… Read more »


Jeff Scott Soto is reaching for the stars

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Jeff Scott Soto is arguably one of the best vocalists to have ever graced the hard rock circuit. He has provided his legendary vocals for some of the biggest names in rock including Yngwie Malmsteen, Talisman, Journey and Trans–Siberian Orchestra. He has just released his fifth solo album, Damage Control (Frontier Records) available now. Soto… Read more »


Guitarist/Songwriter Jeff Loomis: Reaching a Higher Plain

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Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis’ highly anticipated sophomore solo album, Plains of Oblivion, is available now through Century Media Records.  There are many special guests featured such as guitarist Marty Friedman, vocalist Ihsahn (formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist) and vocalist Christine Rhoades.  Loomis was the lead guitarist for the metal band… Read more »


Review: Iron Maiden’s En Vivo! is a must have

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A new live Iron Maiden Blu-ray, En Vivo!, was released this week through Universal Music Enterprises (UME).  It is a wonderfully put together 2-DVD set with a double soundtrack album.  En Vivo! was filmed on April 10, 2011, in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile during the “Round… Read more »


Exclusive interview with Henry Rollins

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Henry Rollins is one of the most interesting and prolific artists of this day and age.  For more than a quarter of a century, he has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as the front man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler… Read more »


Faster Pussycat’s 25 Year Itch

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Glam metal band Faster Pussycat was formed in L.A. in the mid-’80s.  The band was only together for ten months before they were signed in 1987 to Elektra Records and this year marks the 25th anniversary of their debut album Faster Pussycat.  Two hits off the album were Bathroom Wall and Don’t Change That Song. … Read more »


The Many Sides of Mike Portnoy

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Rock drummer Mike Portnoy is one of the most influential drummers in the world.  He is a founding member of Dream Theater and while he was with them, the band sold over ten million CDs/DVDs and sold out venues in every part of the world.  He has won practically every drumming award available including 26… Read more »